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8/29/22 Student Update

8/29/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update     


Hello Cambridge College Students,


We hope you are all doing well and enjoying these last summer weeks! Fall classes begin next week on September 5th. In anticipation of the start of classes, we encourage you to log into your course portals, check to see if there are required textbooks, and download the syllabus to review prior to class. Be sure to double-check the listed modalities of your courses, so you understand where and how they will be taught. If you have not yet registered, do so soon before classes fill up. If you need help registering, see the video linked here>>. Our advisors and coaches stand ready to help, should you need any assistance!



Cambridge College is committed to student success, so we are continuing to make Grammarly Premium available to all students! All registered CC students should have received an email with a link to set up your Grammarly Premium account 30 days before the start of your classes. If you did not receive the invitation, email To read our Grammarly announcement and directions, click here>>. To access Grammarly support videos, click here>>.


Here is this week’s lineup of workshops and webinars:


Introduction to the Cambridge College Online Library

Tuesday, August 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Cambridge College Librarian Jeff Cronin will provide an overview of the new Cambridge College Online Library and how it can help you. We will briefly introduce our library resources and services, including reference 24/7 and APA guides for citing sources. There will also be an opportunity for questions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you need any additional information, please contact Jeff Cronin at


Canvas LMS Training – August 2022 

Tuesday, August 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Dr. Michael Marrapodi and Dr. Daniel Ibarrondo will continue to offer training sessions for the Canvas Learning Management System.


Canvas Training Course

If you need Canvas training, you can also take the self-guided Canvas training course. All students are automatically enrolled in the CST100: Canvas Student Training course. When you log into MyCC, go to the gray area left menu bar (Quick Links) where you will find a link to “Canvas.”  Click on that link for Canvas access. If you haven’t already accepted it, the top of the screen may display a message informing you of your enrollment in the CST100 Canvas Student Training. Click on “Accept” and you are ready to begin the course starting at the “Home” page. This Canvas course is self-guided, not timed, and contains the same material covered in the live monthly scheduled Zoom sessions.  


Ace the Interview Strategies that Result in Offers

Wednesday, August 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

This workshop will introduce students to effective strategies that prepare them to be the stand-out candidate before, during and after the job interview. This workshop will cover the following: preparing for a successful interview –physical and remote, research and job description review, types of interviews and interview questions, salary negotiation and post-interview follow up. This is a workshop you will not want to miss!

For more information contact Irina Galatskaya at .


English Conversation Group 

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

  • Every Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Santia Lindor. If you are interested, please register here>>.
  • Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.


Enjoy these last weeks of summer. We look forward to seeing you in classes in the fall!


Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team 



Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

Cambridge College 



Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614.

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